Information, Products and Services for Expats in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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Same-sex Marriage in Brazil Increased by Over 60 Percent in 2018
National Force to Ensure Security of Indigenous Peoples in Amazonas
Copacabana’s New Year’s Eve Will Feature Evangelical Worship Concert
Tension between Brazil and Argentina Permeates Mercosur Summit
Court Bars Appointment of Palmares Foundation President
Brazil’s Lower House Passes Anti-crime Package; Bill Now Goes to Senate
Rio de Janeiro Government Agrees to Grant R$302 Million in Incentives to Host F-1
Brazil’s Stock Market Index Closes Over 110,000 Points, Breaking Record
Niterói Landfill Runoff Threatens to Further Contaminate Guanabara Bay
Google Assistant Integrates with Nubank, Banco do Brasil, iFood, and Rappi
Brazilian prez denies US accusation of devaluing currency
Brazil to open trade office in Jerusalem
Brazil: Venezuelan Children Fleeing Alone
Trump's tariffs puts Brazil's Bolsonaro and Argentine president elect Fernandez in the same boat
Rangers hero Ally McCoist reveals epic haircut mix-up as Alan Brazil slaughters pal's 'Clockwork Orange' look
'Someone has declared war': Brazil NGOs fear crackdown after arrest of firefighters
Trump Tariffs Prompt Bolsonaro’s Brazil to Look toward China
Brazilian immigrants have it hard in Japan. Can music be a solution?
Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen starts Blog about Cosmetic surgery issues
Trump to bring back tariffs on Brazilian, Argentinian steel - Supply Chain Dive
Alleged Sexual Assault by Guyanese Police Officers Draws Attention of Brazilian Authorities
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Qatar, Brazil in same group for next year’s Copa America
TIM Brasil introduces new prepaid plan costing BRL 1/day
Brazil stats agency to adjust Q3 GDP figures after exports revised higher
Newsdeck: Brazil approves medical marijuana rules, blocks cannabis cultivation
Migo announces $20 million in Series B funding, expands to Brazil.
RAMM Pharma Corp. Welcomes Legalization of Medical Cannabis in Brazil
Brazil agriculture sees 3% growth in 2020 led by meat exports
Choroideremia Research Foundation Announces Funded Grants for CHM Research
Google and Deloitte partner to expand cloud, analytics services in Brazil
Brazilian comedian dies in Rio favela police shooting
Brazil’s president urges Mercosur to quickly implement trade deals
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
COP25 - EIB and Iberdrola sign two financing agreements for EUR 690m for renewable energy projects in Brazil and new digitalisation of electrical networks
Interview: U.S. tariffs on Argentina, Brazil impact balance of trade -- economist
Brazil finally has medical marijuana regulations in place
Norwich scientist represents UK at youth agriculture summit in Brazil
DiCaprio reacts to Brazil president’s accusation
‘There is only one Ronaldo, the Brazilian’ - Zlatan takes another swipe at Cristiano
Forced Conversion that Violates Human Rights Becomes an International Problem
Two Brazilians killed by deadly spider bites: one victim was 'too macho' for hospital
Hungry 6ft Lemon Shark throws itself onto rocks to feast on stranded sardines near Brazilian beach 
Rock music is linked to abortions, says Brazilian culture official
Brazil, Trump head to-do list for Argentina's incoming foreign minister
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil will not hold up climate deal over funding demand
The Only Known Brazilian-Born Holocaust Survivor Celebrates a Bar Mitzvah at 91
Extinct in the wild, a Brazilian bird makes a tentative return to the jungle
Rights group: Venezuela migrant kids left at risk in Brazil
Trump restores 232 tariffs on Brazil, Argentina - American Metal Market - Fastmarkets AMM
Methacrylic Acid Price Charts Now Available at Intratec Website
Venezuela migrant kids left at risk in Brazil
Radiohead's Ed O'Brien Releases Solo Single Brasil Under New Moniker EOB
Brazil association takes fight against Embraer-Boeing deal to Europe
Brazilian judge acquits Lula and Dilma of alleged illicit financing
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil's Bolsonaro urges Mercosur to push on with reforms
Today
Patchy Rain
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:68°F (20°C)
Winds:WNW 6 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:22.2
Tomorrow
Heavy Rain at Times
High:69°F (20°C)
Low:56°F (13°C)
Winds:SW 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:45.9
Monday
Patchy Rain
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:67°F (19°C)
Winds:E 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:5.4
Tuesday
Patchy Rain
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:68°F (20°C)
Winds:SE 5 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:9.1
Wednesday
Patchy Rain
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:68°F (20°C)
Winds:WSW 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:14.1
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Current News in Brazil
  • Same-sex Marriage in Brazil Increased by Over 60 Percent in 2018
  • National Force to Ensure Security of Indigenous Peoples in Amazonas
  • Copacabana’s New Year’s Eve Will Feature Evangelical Worship Concert
  • Tension between Brazil and Argentina Permeates Mercosur Summit
  • Court Bars Appointment of Palmares Foundation President
  • Brazil’s Lower House Passes Anti-crime Package; Bill Now Goes to Senate
  • Rio de Janeiro Government Agrees to Grant R$302 Million in Incentives to Host F-1
  • Brazil’s Stock Market Index Closes Over 110,000 Points, Breaking Record
  • Niterói Landfill Runoff Threatens to Further Contaminate Guanabara Bay
  • Google Assistant Integrates with Nubank, Banco do Brasil, iFood, and Rappi
  • Brazilian prez denies US accusation of devaluing currency
  • Brazil to open trade office in Jerusalem
  • Brazil: Venezuelan Children Fleeing Alone
  • Trump's tariffs puts Brazil's Bolsonaro and Argentine president elect Fernandez in the same boat
  • Rangers hero Ally McCoist reveals epic haircut mix-up as Alan Brazil slaughters pal's 'Clockwork Orange' look
  • 'Someone has declared war': Brazil NGOs fear crackdown after arrest of firefighters
  • Trump Tariffs Prompt Bolsonaro’s Brazil to Look toward China
  • Brazilian immigrants have it hard in Japan. Can music be a solution?
  • Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen starts Blog about Cosmetic surgery issues
  • Trump to bring back tariffs on Brazilian, Argentinian steel - Supply Chain Dive
  • Alleged Sexual Assault by Guyanese Police Officers Draws Attention of Brazilian Authorities
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Qatar, Brazil in same group for next year’s Copa America
  • TIM Brasil introduces new prepaid plan costing BRL 1/day
  • Brazil stats agency to adjust Q3 GDP figures after exports revised higher
  • Newsdeck: Brazil approves medical marijuana rules, blocks cannabis cultivation
  • Migo announces $20 million in Series B funding, expands to Brazil.
  • RAMM Pharma Corp. Welcomes Legalization of Medical Cannabis in Brazil
  • Brazil agriculture sees 3% growth in 2020 led by meat exports
  • Choroideremia Research Foundation Announces Funded Grants for CHM Research
  • Google and Deloitte partner to expand cloud, analytics services in Brazil
  • Brazilian comedian dies in Rio favela police shooting
  • Brazil’s president urges Mercosur to quickly implement trade deals
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • COP25 - EIB and Iberdrola sign two financing agreements for EUR 690m for renewable energy projects in Brazil and new digitalisation of electrical networks
  • Interview: U.S. tariffs on Argentina, Brazil impact balance of trade -- economist
  • Brazil finally has medical marijuana regulations in place
  • Norwich scientist represents UK at youth agriculture summit in Brazil
  • DiCaprio reacts to Brazil president’s accusation
  • ‘There is only one Ronaldo, the Brazilian’ - Zlatan takes another swipe at Cristiano
  • Forced Conversion that Violates Human Rights Becomes an International Problem
  • Two Brazilians killed by deadly spider bites: one victim was 'too macho' for hospital
  • Hungry 6ft Lemon Shark throws itself onto rocks to feast on stranded sardines near Brazilian beach 
  • Rock music is linked to abortions, says Brazilian culture official
  • Brazil, Trump head to-do list for Argentina's incoming foreign minister
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil will not hold up climate deal over funding demand
  • The Only Known Brazilian-Born Holocaust Survivor Celebrates a Bar Mitzvah at 91
  • Extinct in the wild, a Brazilian bird makes a tentative return to the jungle
  • Rights group: Venezuela migrant kids left at risk in Brazil
  • Trump restores 232 tariffs on Brazil, Argentina - American Metal Market - Fastmarkets AMM
  • Methacrylic Acid Price Charts Now Available at Intratec Website
  • Venezuela migrant kids left at risk in Brazil
  • Radiohead's Ed O'Brien Releases Solo Single Brasil Under New Moniker EOB
  • Brazil association takes fight against Embraer-Boeing deal to Europe
  • Brazilian judge acquits Lula and Dilma of alleged illicit financing
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro urges Mercosur to push on with reforms
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Current Weather & Forecast
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